Obituaries

Princeton Tribute: Ridgely Prentiss Melvin Jr. ’40

Princeton Tribute: Ridgely Prentiss Melvin Jr. ’40

Maryland special appeals judge and ocean mariner extraordinaire, Ridgely Melvin died at his Annapolis residence on Oct. 11, 1999. Ridge was born and lived almost his entire life at Melvin Point, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay’s South River. He came to Princeton from Alexandra, Va., Episcopal H.S., majored in politics, and was a member of Cap and Gown. He was on […]

Obituary: Elizabeth Sommerville Melvin Patterson

Obituary: Elizabeth Sommerville Melvin Patterson

Elizabeth Sommerville Melvin Patterson, 80, a five-year resident of the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson and a lifelong resident of Annapolis, died July 24 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital in Virginia. Known as “Libby” and “Nanny,” Mrs. Patterson was born Feb. 10, 1923, in Annapolis, the daughter of the late Judge Ridgely P. and Augusta Burwell Melvin. A homemaker, […]

Wylda B Nimidoff Obituary - Died November 25, 1986

Wylda B Nimidoff Obituary – Died November 25, 1986

Published in the Contra Costa Times on November 27, 1986 MARTINEZ – Wylda B Nimidoff, 81, died Tuesday at the Martinez Convalescent Hospital. A homemaker, Nimidoff was a native of Paterson, N.J., and a resident of Martinez for the last 1-1/2 years. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6:15 p.m. Friday at Connolly & Taylor Chapel, Martinez.  Entombment will be […]

CLARENCE LEROY “CY” YERKS, 87, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Silverton, Toms River

CLARENCE LEROY “CY” YERKS, 87, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Silverton, Toms River

CLARENCE LEROY “CY” YERKS, 87, beloved husband, father and grandfather, of Silverton, TOMS RIVER, died Sunday, May 20, at The Pines at Whiting. Born Nov. 26, 1919, in Silverton, Mr. Yerks was the son of the late William Yerks and Myrtie Gant Yerks. Mr. Yerks, a lifetime resident of Silverton, was a local mechanic and car repair expert for 70 […]